David James had a fine record in club cricket, playing for both Briton Ferry Town CC and Briton Ferry Steel CC, as well as for Glamorgan 2nd XI.
The all-rounder was very proud of having played, albeit once, in Glamorgan`s Championship winning side of 1948. He made his first-class debut at Trent Bridge against Nottinghamshire, but despite much success in club cricket, as well as the South Wales and Monmouthshire League, this proved to be his only appearance at first-class level.
David was the son of Tuan James, one of finest left-arm spinners in club cricket in South Wales during the inter-war period and a man who briefly played for Glamorgan during their final year as a Minor County and later in first-class cricket. His uncle was off-spinner Harry Tomlinson who, like Tuan, also appeared for Glamorgan during the early 1920s.
JAMES, David Harry
Born – Briton Ferry, 3rd March 1921.
Died – Margam, 22nd February 2002.
Best performance for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 17 and 1/59 v Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, 1948.